Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


When Peter Ballentine told classmates at Cary’s Panther Creek High School he would be attending college in China, a typical reaction was: “Oh, great” … pause … “Wait, what?”

“At first they thought I was insane,” said Ballentine, who leaves for Duke Kunshan University August 5. “Or they thought it was a joke.

“Then they had so many questions, like how is the living situation there, what are classes like? Once they got used to it, they were very happy for me.”

The Research Hub of Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Policy and System, hosted by the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, has been awarded USD 260,000 to support three new research projects from 2018 to 2019, after the successful completion of three projects from 2016 to 2017. The three research projects, launched in recent months, cover a wide range of topics including e-health, non-communicable disease (NCD) care and migrant health.

Marcia B. France Named Dean of Undergraduate Studies

KUNSHAN, CHINA---Marcia B. France, associate provost and John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed as the dean of Undergraduate Studies at Duke Kunshan University, Denis Simon, executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan announced today. She will begin her role Aug. 1.

China Faces Uphill Battle in Achieving UN Health Goals by 2030

China has achieved impressive progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, paving the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030. However, a recent analysis revealed that the country will face challenges in meeting the health-related SDG targets established in 2015.